The Miglia II is sturdily built and has a long oval form, as well as the one of the few helmets that has an external sun visor. Interestingly, this appears to be the only difference between the original Miglia and this II model. Both have a plastic shell construction, metal latches, and meet the DOT standard.
Though the silver metallic paint isn’t very cool, the Miglia II’s clear cloat is definitely slick. On our relatively average noggin (roughly 22 inches in circumference), it felt very room at the top, but the neutral shell form should be sufficient for most riders. The detachable liner is plush for its cost; even the ear pockets look roomy, so putting speakers in there should be a breeze.
As you lift the visor up, you’ll feel a steady motion as it turns, metal hooks clasping on metal posts with a comforting snap. However, the face shield is not a quick-release unfortunately; you have to take out the plastic screw inserts using a coin. The external sun shield attaches over the clear shield, and rotates separately. That simple design makes it easy to use, but it does not slide smoothly.
Though visibility is adequate, the eyeport gasket has a foamy strip that doesn’t seem to stick tightly on top. AGV have stated that the face shield features an anti-fog coating, but the constant fogging contradicts that. The chin vent is well-positioned to clearing out some of the breeze that hits the shield, however the top vent is woefully inadequate. The slider is tough to adjust when wearing gloves.
With that said, the Migilia II has a well-rounded feel, though we’re not super stoked about the annoying microbuckle chin strap. In conclusion, the finish and fit is decent, with quieter-than-anticipated noise levels. There’s nothing shocking about it, however it is an adequate modular helmet and the sub-$200 sweetens the deal even more.